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Research Article

Local Absence of Secondary Structure Permits Translation of mRNAs that Lack Ribosome-Binding Sites

  • Lars B. Scharff equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lars B. Scharff, Liam Childs

    Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Liam Childs equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lars B. Scharff, Liam Childs

    Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Dirk Walther,

    Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Ralph Bock mail

    rbock@mpimp-golm.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

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  • Published: June 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002155

About the Authors

Lars B. Scharff, Liam Childs, Dirk Walther, Ralph Bock
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: rbock@mpimp-golm.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LBS LC DW RB. Performed the experiments: LBS LC. Analyzed the data: LBS LC DW RB. Wrote the paper: RB. Provided significant input on manuscript: LBS LC DW.